If you’ve chosen to commit time and money to constructing your dream home in Hunterdon County, why settle for a one-size-fits-all floorplan? Since the primary advantage to building involves selecting unique designs that satisfy your preferences, there’s little point entering the endeavor halfway.
While a standard layout might act as a reasonable starting point, a customized approach increases the likelihood of achieving your ideal, for if you envision a two-story colonial with several bedrooms and accompanying baths, a ranch-style home with a finished basement simply won’t do. Fortunately, GTG Builders believes that every homeowner deserves special attention, so we begin with a variety of customary floorplans to spark your interest but allow your vision to take the lead. To get your creative juices bubbling, if you want personalization but need inspiration, here are some things to consider:
Tips for Retirees or Empty Nesters
Mature homeowners—with children in college, grandbabies or new hobbies to nurture—don’t assume fewer bedrooms is the way to go. For example, an extra bedroom or two can be repurposed to accommodate an active, eclectic lifestyle.
Perhaps you can create an ultimate workout space that lets you prioritize your health and well-being. By simply hanging a television on the wall and investing in a stationary bike or treadmill, this domain can become a perfect athletic retreat. Likewise, if meditation, crafting or reading is more your style, fill the space with applicable resources and there you have it. Finally, if hosting little ones tops your to-do list, get some bunk beds and bean bags and create an interactive playroom.
Ideas for Accommodating Large Families or Guests
Homeowners with more than two children or who care for aging loved ones should also consider opting for larger homes with more rooms. Luckily, many contemporary floorplans offer four or five bedrooms with similarly-numbered bathrooms, and this setup lets everyone—including choosy teenagers and independent grandparents—feel well cared for. Also, if you live away from extended family, having extra bedrooms comes in handy when guests come to call. For a look at one of GTG’s large custom builds, check out this beauty in Short Hills, NJ.
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Additional Resources for Customization Ideas
Taking stock of your lifestyle, current/future needs, budget and other important details can require tremendous effort and insight. However, since customizing a new build is an attractive idea for many homeowners, online outlets have stepped in to help the process flow more easily, including:
- Floorplanner.com – If technology doesn’t scare you and you want an in-depth, interactive process, this site generates intricate floor plans and brings images to life.
- Houseplanshelper.com – Pair loads of educational material with free downloadable images and you get houseplanshelper.com. Oh, and you can also draw (and revise as necessary) until you find that perfect fit.
- Smartdraw.com - Offering automatic templates and additional tools for arranging your ultimate house plan, this one makes personalization a snap. Even better, you’ll get free digital support if further assistance is required.
The Bottom Line
Like any business that must stay afloat, homebuilders need to make money. Unfortunately, this objective sometimes means prioritizing quick construction based on common and recognizable floor plans. If you want a more intimate approach, however, you’ll need to find a builder willing to customize.
More importantly, you’ll want one with experience in this arena, who understands that flexibility and open-mindedness are part of the package. With a buffet of useful resources, including budgeting assistance and a personal design professional, GTG Builders makes it exciting and fun to create your ideal forever home in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.